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Outburst Imperial IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Outburst Imperial IPAOutburst Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

570 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Outburst in a refreshingly bitter Imperial IPA. With 80 IBUs, and 8.5% ABV, our dry-hopped Imperial IPA delivers a bold taste with a massive hop flavor.

(Beer added by: djbreezy on 04-30-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tricerahops, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zapx, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pyramid Brewing 'Outburst Dry Hopped Imp IPA' @ 8.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.50

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to clear amber in the glass with a small off white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-pine upfront & citrus in the background

T-piney followed by grapefruit (not that smooth) the bitterness is a bit harsh on the finish

MF-ok carbonation , full bodied , dry bitterness lingers on the palate

Ov-ok beer , the ABV is kinda well hidden , worth a go if your into trying beers

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ArtZan, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of ronniebruner
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting a bit bored with the super hoppy IPA trend lately, but this IPA is top notch! Pyramid never disappoints,do they? So to the stats... the beer pours a beautiful light copper color with the perfect amount of head and lace, perfect amount of carbonation as well. The aroma is hoppy and grassy, but in a sweet way where it is not overpowering. The taste is amazing as for a high ABV IPA, it is not overpoweringly grassy. The best part is how smooth this beer is and how it does not leave a lingering aftertaste like most other IPAs these days seem to do.

ronniebruner, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

stpaulsipper07, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Adkins1203, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

MidwestBA, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Joshr101, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Griffith, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

OregonGrown7, Jan 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

SarcasticAaron, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

longisland1983, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

halvbeerson, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of MarriedAtGI
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear orange color with a finger of white head. Good lacing on the sides of the glass and nice lingering bubbles on the surface

S: Pine forest and lemon

T: Piney and sweet. Dries from the tongue while sweetness remains on roof and sides of mouth.

M: a bit thick and sticky, nice carbonation

O: a terrific piney, resiny IIPA. I will seek this out again.

MarriedAtGI, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TruePerception, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

muddyh2oblues, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of fitius5150
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I live within walking distance of the Pyramid/Portland Brewing/MacTarnahan's/whatever it is this week brewery in NW Portland. They produce a lot of mediocre to slightly above average beers, especially when compared to the excellent beers to be found all over this city. The Outburst is a step above the rest. It is an all around very good beer that is very drinkable despite the high ABV. To make it even better, they will fill 2 half-gallon growlers with it from the tap for $11 on Fridays. You can't beat that with a stick.

fitius5150, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

humulusphile, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of joeworrall
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm tasting it head-to-head with three other IPA's: Boulder Beer MOJO, Anderson Valley Heelch O'Hops and Oskar Blues Deviant Dales. Of the four, this is probably my third favorite, but at $7 per six pack, it's also the cheapest.

It's fairly well balanced, with dominant pine hops, but doesn't have a really strong hops presence that I look for in IIPA's. At this price point, my go-to IIPA is still New Belgium Rampant IPA.

joeworrall, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BuzzKillKelly, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

juicebox, Nov 29, 2013
Outburst Imperial IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.